Looks like we’re going to get more Loki than was originally planned in the upcoming “Thor: The Dark World”. A few weeks back, the sequel’s stars Kat Dennings and Jamie Alexander confirmed reports that the production was headed back for reshoots. Now we know exactly what they’re shooting: more scenes involving the God of Mischief himself. Collider caught hold of director Alan Taylor, who revealed that some of the new scenes being filmed are to put more of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki into the film, as well as more of Anthony Hopkins as Odin.
Taylor said: “We’re doing full scenes, scenes that were not in the movie before. We’re adding scenes, creating scenes, writing scenes for the first time….We realized how well Loki was working in the movie, and we wanted to do more with him. So it was that kind of thing, it was like, ‘Oh, we could do this, we could jam this in here because he’s such a wonderful guy to watch do his stuff.'”
Taylor reassures us that adding stuff after the fact is actually quite normal: “Kevin Feige’s always trying to make the film better, see if he can push it up. I saw them do this on Iron Man 3, I saw them do it on Avengers; they have to kind of pry it out of Marvel’s hands and put it up on screens because he never wants to stop improving things, so that’s the phase we’re in right now.”
General word on the street is that Hiddleston’s appearance in full costume at the Marvel panel of the recent San Diego Comic Con, which was met with thunderous applause, is what convinced Marvel fans want more of Loki.
Here’s the synopsis: “The sequel continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.”
“Thor: The Dark World” stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins. It premieres 8th November.